Social Security Disability Claims and Finding Success through SOAR
Ashley Karr-Preble Street SOAR Case Manager & Statewide Team Lead for SOAR in Maine
Libby Newport-Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration – Boston Region Area II
Scott Mack- Disability Determination Services, Public Contact
Wednesday, August 15, 10-Noon
Portland Social Services, 196 Lancaster Street, Portland
SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) is a nationally recognized program designed to increase access to SSI/SSDI for eligible adults who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness** and have a serious mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.
The annual homeless Point in Time Count is just two weeks away! Local community leaders are scheduling training meetings on the forms and process for this years count. If you want to help, reach out as soon as possible!
WHAT: Annually, on one night in January, there is a count of a homeless people throughout the state of Maine.
WHY: Counting families, youth, veterans, senior citizens and others who are homeless gives us a better understanding of the factors contributing to homelessness in our communities. The information collected helps us in our work to end homelessness.
HOW: There are two count methods this year:
On the night of Tuesday, January 23, 2018, compassionate volunteers will be available throughout Maine to survey homeless members of our communities.
On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, Thursday, January 25, 2018 and Friday, January 26, 2018, volunteers will be located at various service centers throughout Maine to meet with homeless people and gather important information for the count.
Volunteers are crucial to the success of the count. For more information or to volunteer for the count, please contact: ">Rob Liscord with Preble Street Veteran Housing Services
The MaineHomeless Veterans Action Committee (ME HVAC), the Veteran Committee of the Maine Continuum of Care (MCOC), formed as a collaboration of several agencies and organizations to ensure that Veteran homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring and was adopted as a joint committee of the MCOC in 2016.
The Maine Homeless Veterans Action Committee (ME HVAC), the Veteran Committee of the Maine Continuum of Care (MCOC), formed as a collaboration of several agencies and organizations to ensure that Veteran homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring and was adopted as a joint committee of the MCOC in 2016. ME HVAC meets the first Tuesday of each month from 1pm-3pm at the Lewiston VA Clinic (CBOC) at 15 Challenger Drive, Lewiston. These meetings are open. Please email Rob Liscord at if you would like to join our email list.
In November, the meeting highlights include:
Community Presentation: Dan Walsh, Veterans, Inc. CT Office on veteran coordinated entry and achieving an end to veteran homelessness using the USICH Benchmark Criteria
Adoption of Community Plan on Dual enrollment between SSVF and GPD based on changes in the GPD Transitional Housing Program
Discussion of the Veteran By Name List Report
Review of HVAC Written Standards to be voted on at the December 5 meeting